I wish I could run in the morning and have time to properly style hair. I wish I could wear high heels without wanting to throw them across the room after 30 minutes. And I wish I could trust adults to, well, act like adults.
Been in the office all of 42 minutes and it's already a suckfest. Maybe some webshopping, new @NikeRunning shoes might turn this day around.My tweet says it all. Or all that I can really say.
— Kimberly Truesdell (@healthy_strides) July 16, 2012
I don't really do well with bad work days or stress in general, and it's my first instinct to think about food. I just dealt with this horrible situation so I think I earned Peanut M&Ms. I'm having a terrible day; I think Mark should bring me an iced coffee. I want to physically maim someone - I wonder if German chocolate funnel cake would take the edge off.
By the way, there is such a thing as German chocolate funnel cake and it is less than a mile from my office right now. And it's $2 Tuesday. But I resist ... and digress.
While food can be comforting, shopping can be just as therapeutic. I often used to wander the mall in Sandusky, Ohio, on my bad days. I didn't necessarily buy anything but there was comfort in feeling the clothes between my fingers and the accent lights never failed to shift the mood. Heading out to the mall at 11 a.m. on a workday when I should have been working is bad practice so I did what any cubicle dweller would do:
I web browsed. Quite literally.
I looked at gear and shoes and though I had the urge to max out my credit card, I emptied my shopping cart before heading onto a new "store." Here are some of the things I found and am loving.
Nike printed Tempo shorts
Nike Dri-FIT Glam-It Indy tank
Nike Pro Core Subliminated Workout Bra
Nike Free 3.0 Women's Running Shoes
lululemon run for your money tank - I think I tried this on in Boulder but I let Mark dissuade me from getting it.
Columbus Marathon in training shirt. I think it might help guilt me into some runs when I think dropping down to the half seems like a good idea.
I love pretty much anything at Banana Republic but this outfit spoke to me. I love the crop pants and need a pair in black to go with this shirt I got at Kohl's over the weekend. I also like the other pieces and the overall versatility of them.
Shampure from Aveda. This is my go-to shampoo and though a bit pricey, it goes a long way and is worth the splurge. I'm out right now and have been forced to use trial-size bottles I've picked up at hotels. We have a new Aveda Experience store set to open this summer, and I'm trying to hold out in the event they have some kick ass deals. And samples. I like samples.
What are you loving?